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Beautiful NOLA Elopement

Sometimes simpler is better and that is definitely the case in this intimate NOLA elopement. Lakia and Gregory had a beautiful ceremony with just the two of them and we are so happy to share their story. This couple looks beautiful in the southern backdrop of grand oak trees, Spanish moss and most importantly southern love. Read more about their beautiful elopement story today!

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Bride Name

Lakia Feast

Groom Name

Gregory Feast II

Wedding Location

City Park

Wedding Date

October 16, 2014

Alma Mater of Bride

Assumption High School

Alma Mater of Groom

Edna Karr High School

Current City where you live:

Metairie, LA


Labadieville, LA( Bride) New Orleans, LA ( Groom)

How did you meet?

Both attended The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and met in Chi Alpha.

How long did you date?

3 Years

How did he propose?

New Year’s Eve it was a surprise

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When did you know he was the one?

Even though we were young. Met at 19, I knew I wanted to date with purpose. I knew he was the one because he had a purpose for our relationship. He made it clear early on that he didn’t just want to be my boyfriend, that he saw a future with me and he continuously acted on that. The more I prayed about our relationship, the more things started to work out. I knew that if this was someone God did not want me to be with, he would break it off. Instead we grew closer. I knew he was the one because I trust that God sent him into my life.

What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?

Buy flowers or random gifts.

What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?

I love the fact that we can pray together. He isn’t afraid to grab my hand and pray about whatever situation that we are facing. Nothing compares to having someone you can feel so comfortable doing anything with, including praying.

What part of wedding planning made you crazy?

All of it! That is why I decided on a intimate ceremony. lol

What part of wedding planning could you not live without?

Find a great photographer. Sooner or later the day becomes a blur, and the only thing that’s left is beautiful pictures as memories.

What was your first thought the day after your engagement?

A million thoughts ran threw our minds.

What was your favorite part about the ceremony?

Sharing vows

What was your favorite part about the wedding?

The intimacy, no distractions.

What is your favorite part about being married to each other?

Being able to do life with your bestfriend. We are a team! Knowing that you have someone that has your back daily is the best part.





David’s Bridal

Photography and Videography

Made Media NOLA

Location :

City Park

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What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process? We learned that we don’t care about the glizt and glamour. We don’t care about others opinions. We only care about what’s important to us! And that is being being happy together. Nothing else matters.


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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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